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How can Jolla sells their phone without native Skype and Whatsapp? [not relevant]

asked 2014-02-18 18:57:56 +0200

unlikeyou gravatar image

How can Jolla sells their phone without native Skype( useful for making free Skype to Skype talk) and Whatsapp?

Well, Jolla can leave the Whatsapp job to Coderus and how about Skype?

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Is this a real question, a feature request, or just a comment? Would be nice to have them native, but that's why we have Android compatibility. What we need soon, is a fully integrated SIP client. For easy and fast setup there should be a couple of preconfigured operators. Voila, we have free VoIP, and possibly video.

Stefanix ( 2014-02-18 20:00:26 +0200 )edit
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It's not the task of the phone manufacturer to build these apps. You should ask WhatsApp and Microsoft instead. Anyway, most phones sold don't have these apps preinstalled. You'd have to install them yourself. And you can do the same (with the Android versions) on the Jolla.

pycage ( 2014-02-18 20:56:29 +0200 )edit

You do realize that they have to pay licensed for such stuff as Skype?

That means for a small player like Jolla, way higher prices for the phone. Also they have to make some thirdparty company make the app since Microsoft would not do it for them.

I agree with above we need good open SIP/VoIP support and push that harder instead of use closed unsafe protocols like skype.

I am actually suprised that companys STILL use such unsafe protocols like skype...

mike7b4 ( 2014-02-18 22:13:38 +0200 )edit

For Skype their will be the TOXPROJECT.

TOX.IM

BonoNL ( 2014-02-18 23:00:17 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-02-18 19:03:17 +0200

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They can because not everyone is willing to use centralized, privacy-encumbered, very proprietary software, like whatsapp and skype.

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with whatsapp and skype you are less NSA free ;-)

cy8aer ( 2014-02-18 19:52:54 +0200 )edit
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Well to be clear about it, using a smartphone at all is not a good move when you want to protect your privacy from governments, but with whatsapp and skype (and any proprietary software for that matter) you never know who else is listening/tracking.

torpak ( 2014-02-18 22:04:34 +0200 )edit

I am missing bare xmpp/pgp|otr|video-voicecalling sip/tls among other things but I wont ever use whatsapp and barely touch skype...

chemist ( 2014-02-19 02:01:44 +0200 )edit

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